Strategic Plan and Initiatives

A&T Preeminence 2020: Embracing Our Past, Creating Our Future  sets the long-term strategic course for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. It reflects the bold vision of NC A&T’s board of trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni  and valued community partners. While preserving the core values that underpin our unique heritage, these groups helped us envision a future dedicated to advancing learning through interdisciplinary research, exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, creative scholarship, and intentional community service and engagement.

This strategic plan is an invitation to engage collaboratively as a community of learners toward excellence in research, scholarship, creative expression and community engagement. A&T Preeminence 2020  sets the university on a course for making a significant difference in the lives of those we educate and in solving the critical problems of the local, regional and global communities we serve.

Goal 1 Create an intellectual climate that encourages the creative exchange of ideas and increases the quality of the professional environment
Goal 2 Commit to excellence in teaching, research, public service and engagement
Goal 3 Position the university to be a national, premier research-intensive, doctoral, science and technology-focused learning institution
Goal 4 Embrace an entrepreneurial spirit that intentionally engages university and community partners to expand economic development and civic engagement
Goal 5 Foster a more diverse and inclusive campus community by promoting cultural awareness and collegiality, and by cultivating respect for diverse people and cultures
Goal 6 Achieve excellence in academic and operational effectiveness and efficiency

Our University in 2020

A&T Preeminence 2020  establishes the structure to convert our aspirations into realities: being the institution of choice for high achieving students; attaining and maintaining a level of high research activity; ranking among the nation’s leading research institutions; employing faculty and staff who are consistently recognized for distinguished achievement; having an endowment that meets our needs; highly engaged in local and regional activities; and becoming a globally diverse campus.

Looking toward the future, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will redefine how it measures and tracks the achievement of goals. Capturing measurable ways to express A&T Preeminence 2020 establishes the framework to align operational execution with the university strategy. Translating the strategic plan into action requires close monitoring and commitment to making thoughtful choices to ensure sustainable growth throughout the university.